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The union is exploiting the store closures for its own gain. The line in the article about the other four store closings as cover to hide the alleged anti-union action in California shows how weak the union's case is. Any claims of conspiracy is generally a losing tactic if you want to be taken seriously. In addition, demanding that the stores reopen is a 'beggar thy neighbor' strategy. To compensate for any forced store operations, the company will have to close other stores. This is especially true if the labor boards impose monetary damages against Wal-Mart. The overall effects would be wider than just the five stores.
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How education has shifted from knowledge of the world into utility of function.
Our kids worship wealth and celebrities. We've lost track of school's real purpose -- exciting the mind
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+Richard Sparrow We have grown so lazy ans entitled - machines do all our work.
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Now I am confused. We have one faction who views gender-separate bathrooms as a form of oppression and demand unisex facilities. On the other side, we have politicians passing (anti-trans) laws to 'protect' women by enforcing separate washrooms. Both believe they speak for women.
 
"The group seems to have targeted buildings that have not yet installed gender-neutral restrooms. Witnesses say they heard loud 'animal-like screeching' and the sounds of shattered porcelain as the activists battered the urinals and spray-painted 'End Sadomasochism NOW' on the walls."

Yes, because making women and men share bathrooms is a totally awesome idea. I can't wait to ask a dude to pass me a tampon!

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Urinal_Now_Feminists.jpg NEW YORK CITY- Members of the feminist group Radical Feminists of America performed a series of orchestrated raids in public buildings, smashing urinals with ...
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I don't know about you, but I have often ignored the gender sign on restrooms to get to the one that's available
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What if the invocation read thus?  Do my slight edits (in italics) change the meaning of the message?

“We call this morning to God, who is greater than ourselves to be with us here today. By His Creation that is in our bones and centers us, may all here remember our roots and those we are here to represent. By His Power that gives us light and passion, may all here remain passionate about the work that must be done for the people of Iowa. By His Spirit that gives us breath and logic, may all here find thoughtful solutions to the problems that are presented. By His Grace that flows through our blood and stirs our emotions, may all here draw an emotional intelligence which helps us see the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We call this morning to His omnipresence, to help us respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Be with us and this legislative body and guide them to seek justice, equity and compassion in the work that is before them today. Amen.”
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The difficult part of this effort to save children from the quack therapy is that most of it is done through religious ministries. As such, the 1st Amendment provides cover. If challenged, the State will have to prove harm. The major professional groups already oppose conversion therapy, but there are still some anti-gay ideological organizations in existence. The battle becomes our experts can beat up your 'experts'. A lack of actual success (outside of their paid spokespeople) will not discourage the pseudoscience.
President Obama is lending support to efforts to end "conversion therapy" that seeks to change the sexual orientation of gays, lesbians, and transgender therapy. "Tonight, somewhere in America, a young person,
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I suspected that the language was interchangeable between marriage equality cases and the racial equality cases.
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The question that must be considered is this: "If tourism is the lifeblood of the community, which will do the most damage: passing a non-discrimination policy or repealing it?" Also be aware that short-term actions may have long-term implications.
A measure supporting gay rights in Eureka Springs is on a May 12 ballot, and opponents say the effort to promote the town as gay-friendly has hurt a nearby Christian destination.
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It does not matter whether the closing is retaliatory or not.  Wal-Mart has the right to conduct its business whenever and wherever it chooses.  The company does not owe anyone a job.
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Those who live in fear of 'stranger danger' would say that the kids could have been snatched while alone at the park. Maybe they were right. The kids were stolen by the State.
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The article about the APsyA meeting in 1974 shows that some things do not change. Instead of defending a position rationally, matters of policy are voted upon by the masses. Sound familiar?
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Wow. Excellent find!
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In order to pay the loans that are behind, one must have the license for the job. Would not revoking those documents hinder any resolution of the debt?
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If you take their money, you have to play by their rules. Public assistance is not guaranteed. One is at the mercy of the State to receive it.
Kansas TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) rules may be changing if proposed House bill 2258 is signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback (R), this week. Kansas families receiving government assistance will no longer be able to use those funds to visit swimming pools, see movies, go gambling,…
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states acting as laboratories for social policies -- so let's observe and measure outcomes
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The layout is too cramped to shop. The checkout queue blocks half the store.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Friday evening dinner rush. Packed house. One waitress. It took a little over an hour from the time we walked into the place until pizza was delivered.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
It appears to be closed and out of business. There is a "For Lease" sign on the front.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
The workers locked the doors in our faces three and a half hours before the posted closing time! They lost two customers.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Drive thru very slow, even at 2230. There were six vehicles in the queue.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Be careful. The store's clocks are 15 minutes fast. The happy hour special ends early.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
I spent 15-20 minutes studying a product. Not a single employee asked whether I needed help.
Quality: GoodAppeal: GoodService: Poor - Fair
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